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A week in the life of Frankie Goes To Hollywood

Can you imagine what its like to live in the crazy world of Frankie Goes To Hollywood? Nows your chance to find out as Mark takes us through a typical week with one of the most controversial bands on todays pop scene!


“Weve been absolutely stunned by the success weve has since our first single was released and became a million seller. Then, what with ‘Two Tribes at the top and ‘Relax climbing straight up to near the top again, it really shocked us!

“Were all terrible in getting up in the morning, but with having so much to do, weve to force ourselves to get to the rehearsal room by 11 a.m. That means staying there all day and we dont leave until something like 10 oclock at night.”


“Definitely no work for any of us today. We like to keep in touch with our families, so Brian and Ped, who I share a flat with, both take a train back to Liverpool to see their folks. I give Paul a ring and we go out for a meal. Then its back home to sit down to watch some TV.”


“This is the day we all stay in bed as long as possible. Its a real day of rest! Ill probably read the newspapers later, then watch the afternoon film on TV. Then its down to the pub to meet up with some friends and have a drink. In the evening we get together and treat ourselves. Weve a pile of videos of the series ‘The Young ones which weve havent seen. Thats the funniest programme on TV!”


“Its up early again and along to the rehearsal room and then the studio to try to get a few tracks ready for the album. This album is important to us. We know that everyone is wondering just what its going to be like and were trying to put together a few surprises. The songs are all going to be quite different. Its the words that are important for us too. Hopefully, the album is going to get us noticed in a lot more countries.”


“After a hard day in the studio we go to the London club called ‘The Hippodrome which is the kind of ‘in place to be. Its a really beautifully decorated place with great music and a relaxing atmosphere. What really does appeal to us about the club is that nobody bothers you there for the simple reason that everybody likes to think theyre somebody! Its great! You can really relax and do whatever you want.”


“In the studio again. We write and record a song for the Peter Powell show which were pleased with.

Then we have to travel over to the BBC studios to record for the ‘Top Of The Pops programme. Theres a lot of sitting around and talking to people for other groups. This goes on until 1 a.m., so were home really late again.”


“Do a photo session and a couple of interviews. Were still getting used to all this attention. Its a bit weird because success has come so quickly. In the evening we go to a concert and we all have a really great time!”